The Benchmade 7505-132 is a new Gold Class series EDC knife from Benchmade. It can be opened manually with the thumb studs, and it can be deployed automatically. It is described as a Dual Action EDC knife. It is a Siebert design like the Benchmade 755 EDC Knife, which is a similarly stout knife of smaller stature. The Benchmade 755 uses the same M390 steel, but is manual deployment only and has a blade length of 2.9 inches vs the 3.9 inch blade of the 7505. It is a burly blade that makes the Benchmade 950 series seem wimpy. I would prefer black G10 to the green, but it is a fairly attractive blade. The blade handles well, and is delivered with an extremely sharp edge.
Blade and Frame
It features a drop point blade and made from M390 steel, a premium steel that has excellent wear resistance, cutting ability and corrosion resistance. It is has a titanium frame, is a frame lock design and has a milled out steel liner on the side opposite the lock.
The blade can be deployed automatically by pushing on the portion of the handle just above the G10 scale. Bronze washers help smooth out the pivot action. It seems like you can press on the carved out area to deploy the knife, but it is easier to activate the automatic deployment by pressing on the portion closer to the scale. The double action is an interesting feature, that just adds cool factor to the blade. The only hiccup that we found was that sometimes when the blade was closed, it was very difficult to deploy the blade manually. This seems to be something related to the dual action mechanism and how it resets when the blade is closed.
The EDC knife has Peel-Ply textured green G10 scales and feels good in the hand. There is a nice finger groove near the blade to aid the grip. There is jimping on the rear of the blade but it is rounded to the point of being more cosmetic than functional.
Fit and Finish
This EDC knife is well assembled and has a bit of occasion about it. The assembly is on par with other Benchmades, with a little more attention to detail.
The 7505 is a big EDC knife. It feels large in the pocket, as it is a very large knife that weighs eight ounces. The titanium clip works well, but you won’t forget that this blade is on your side.
The blade is a good hard use folder with Benchmade quality. The dual action feature is something innovative that may find its way into other Benchmade products in the future.